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misspriss82
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   Posted 4/11/2010 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
hey everyone! My dr. recently put me on 6-MP and I've been on it for about a month now.  I really haven't any side effects or noticed anything hurting or helping me yet, as my dr. said it could take up to 3 months to start working.  HOWEVER, I HAVE noticed that my D is slightly, um,  green now.  I thought at first I just ate something green, but its starting to be every day!!  Has this  happened to anyone else on this medication? I am going to the dr. tomorrow and will talk to him about it, but just thought this was odd. 
27y/o, diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 25 y/o
2000 units of Vitamin D
1500 Units of Calcium
60mg of 6-MP once daily since Feb. 2010
 
(previously on prednisone & asacol)


Zanne
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   Posted 4/11/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you taking any iron? I take 6MP too and the only time I have green poo is when I take iron pills.
Suzanne

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misspriss82
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   Posted 4/11/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
no iron.. infact, my bloodwork came back last week and said I was anemic. hmm..

Its not really bothering me, just thought it was strange to have green poo! haha
28y/o F, diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 25 y/o , 2000 units of Vitamin D , 1500 Units of Calcium
60mg of 6-MP once daily since Feb. 2010
 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2010 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Jeez i get all colors of rainbow n hv no clue why
i just go with it
maybe you need to talk with doc especially not being on iron

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nawlinscate
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   Posted 4/11/2010 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on 6MP, but I'm colorblind. I could be pooping all kinds of bizarre shades of green, red, brown, orange--and I wouldn't know it. So I guess I can't help you!

Nanners
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   Posted 4/12/2010 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it is just from something you are eating or drinking. I drink a pink colored Gatorade everyday and it turns my poops a lovely shade of green. JMHO
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misspriss82
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   Posted 4/12/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah, dr didn't seem to concerned with it this morning - with all the vitamins I'm taking and everything he said its normal. He just bumped up my 6-MP to 75mg a day! :)
28y/o F, diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at 25 y/o , 2000 units of Vitamin D , 1500 Units of Calcium
60mg of 6-MP once daily since Feb. 2010
 
 


KEL1318
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   Posted 4/12/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I take 75mg of 6mp now and took the same amount the last time I was on it. It definitely takes a few months to start working, but for me, once it started working I felt like a million bucks! As for the green poop...I agree with PP that it must be something else you are eating.

~kel
Dx: Crohn's in 2007 (after 10 yrs of symptoms)
Laporoscopy 10/07, Pentasa, Entocort, Prednisone (not working)
6mp - Nov/07-Nov/08 (worked great, but went off the meds in hopes of conceiving-no luck)
Remission until 2/10...Major Flare 3/10
Meds:Prednisone taper and back on the 6mp, Vit.D, Culturelle, Folic Acid, Pre-Natal Vitamin


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   Posted 4/12/2010 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
nawlinscate, your reply made me laugh!!
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